Wolves Soccer Defeats LaGrange for Best Start Ever
Wesleyan College (3-0, 1-0 USA South)
at
LaGrange (1-4-1, 0-1 USA South)
9/17/2016 | LaGrange, GA | Attendance: 68
1st2ndFinal
Wesleyan College112
LaGrange000
Scoring
WC40:19Whitney Flanter
WC49:50Jessica Austell (Kali Havens )
GoalkeepersMinGASv
WCCarlee Dykes90:0004
LCWJesse Grogan90:0021
Stats at a GlanceWCLCW
Shots (on Goal)3 (3)16 (4)
Saves41
Offsides01
Corner Kicks19
Fouls75

Saturday, September 17, 2016

LaGrange, GA - The Wesleyan College soccer team defeated LaGrange College 2-0 on Saturday afternoon to push their 2016 record to 3-0 (1-0 USA South), which marks the best start for the program in school history and the school's first ever USA South victory. Junior Jessica Austell and freshman Whitney Flanter each scored their first career goal during the match.

Notables:

  • The 3-0 record marks the best start for the Wesleyan College soccer program in school history. The Wolves opened the 2013 season 1-1 before winning five consecutive matches to achieve a 6-1 record, but never before has a Wesleyan soccer team been undefeated through its first three games in a season since joining the NCAA.
  • Today's win over LaGrange marks the first time Wesleyan soccer has defeated the Panthers since the 2001 season.
  • Today's victory marks the Wolves first USA South win in any sport.
  • Sophomore Kali Havens recorded her first assist of the season on a pass to Austell in the 50th minute of the match.

Quotable:

"After a lot of thought and practice, we changed things up and came out with a completely different game plan today," remarked head coach Paige Hightower. "This team brought a ton of heart and grit to the field and stuck to the game plan for the entire 90 minutes. This was a huge win for us given our history with LaGrange. We've played so many close matches with them and just haven't been able to come away with the win, but today we were finally able to come out on top."

 

"I really felt that everyone on the field played well and contributed, but Carlee Dykes played an excellent match in goal and really had our backs all day. We gave up too many corner kicks and free kicks, but she was solid in goal and made a couple of outstanding saves to keep us on top."

Up Next:
Sunday, September 18 at Huntingdon College | Montgomery, AL | 1:00pm CST